Video AMD Radeon HD 6800 (Cayman) - New details

Friday, September 17, 2010

Journalists Italian Full Hardware Upgrade managed to get some time access to the engineering sample card, codenamed Cayman, a member of the line AMD Radeon HD 6000. Recall boosters family Radeon HD 6000 (codename Southern Islands) are a logical extension of existing models of the fifth series, and their release is expected in November.

Unfortunately, the source did not specify is reached him in the hands of a sample to a series of Cayman Pro or Cayman XT, however, probably has a place to be just the latter. In other words, this graphics card is a Radeon HD 6800 series, and its design, judging from the description, very close to the model of Radeon HD 5870. However, it should be remembered that, before the device in the sales of its reference design may change.

With regard to the characteristics of this card on the reverse side of the PCB there are eight contact points for memory GDDR5, thus confirming the presence of 256-bit memory interface. The feed accelerator includes two additional power connectors with 8 and 6 pins, which is a possible configuration specifications for tires PCIe.

Thus, a TDP submitted to the consideration of the adapter, probably lies between 225 and 250 watts. We add that the system of video outputs provided on the back of the engineering design, includes two DVI connector and Mini DisplayPort and one port HDMI.